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Summary:

No, it’s not one of those Nigerian email scams. The 7-inch Encipher Tablet looks like it’s a real product under development that may be coming to market soon. Encipher Limited, based in Nigeria, has shared photos of the Android tablet on Facebook.

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No, it’s not one of those Nigerian email scams. The 7-inch Encipher Tablet looks like it’s a real product under development that may be coming to market soon. Encipher Limited, based in Nigeria, has shared photos of the Android tablet on Facebook. Specs for the Encipher have also appeared on the web, and it looks like a real product:

  • CPU:VIS8505 400mhz
  • 16GB HDD
  • 512RAM
  • LCD: 7″, 800×400 resolution
  • Camera
  • Wifi:802.11 b/g
  • Android 1.6
  • 35mm jack, HDMI output, support for TV-OUT, USB2.0, SD/MMC slot
  • Accessories: User manual, HDMI cable.

The Encipher looks thin and light, with a very iPad-like case construction. The company behind the tablet intends to use it as a vehicle to sell its cloud services — hosted Exchange, VoIP, cloud storage and cloud backup (among others).

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  1. “No, it’s not one of those Nigerian email scams.”

    Sad but that’s what most of us think these days, isn’t it.

  2. HELLO SIR/MADAM,

    MY GOOD ENGINEER FRIEND OF NIGERIAN LOCALITY HAS RECENTLY PASSED AWAY AND LEFT TABLET DESIGN WORTH 5000000 MILLION USD. I NEED TRUSTWORTHY FRIEND TO TRANSFER EXCESS WEALTH TO MY COUSIN IN AMERICA BUT I NEED AMERICAN HELP. FOR YOUR TROUBLE YOU WILL RECEIVE 10% OF DESIGN WORTH MANY USD. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

    1. I have emailed you my PIN number for your convenience.

      Your Friend,
      Barack

  3. There are a lot of practical reasons… beyond just cheap pricing why a tablet is an excellent option for Nigerians… and several emerging marktes:

    Tablets for Nigeria Thoughts
    http://www.shanzai.com/index.php/market-mayhem/8-op-ed/997-tablets-for-nigeria-thoughts

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